9th Grade Reading List

We have used visual reading lists in our homeschool for years now! I spend lots of time each summer creating these lists for my kids and they really help throughout the school year. Today I am sharing our 9th-grade book list, for my son.

I used many sources to find books I thought he might enjoy and that I wanted him to try. He dislikes reading and would rather be up and moving around {he’s my gymnast} so I really try to choose books I think he can get into.

Assigned Books

This year I chose a few books and created printables for them.  You can find our printables for all of these books and more here on our Read for a Reason webpage! I am not actually assigning specific books to him but will require him to read at least 4 books, hopefully, more.

Click here to see these books on Amazon!

 

Downloads & How-To…

I have a few downloads you are welcome to use if you’d like. First, here is a PDF copy of the book choice page featuring the books I chose for him. If you want to create your own visual list, it is easy! I have a video tutorial here!

 

Booklist Video…

I have a Facebook Live video sharing about these visual booklists, and why we love them! You can watch that here!

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More Book Lists

6th Grade Reading List

We have used visual reading lists in our homeschool for years now! I spend lots of time each summer creating these lists for my kids and they really help throughout the school year. Today I am sharing our 6th-grade book list, for my daughter.

I used many sources to find books I thought she might enjoy and that I wanted her to try. She is my bookworm and reads a LOT on her own. She gravitates towards fantasy books so I have tried to fill her list with more historical and realistic fiction. We may add to this list if I find new books throughout the year, but this is our starting point.

 

Assigned Books

This year I have already chosen the assigned books and created printables for them. I let her choose which book she wants to start with from the assigned books, she chose Stay, which I am excited about because I know she will love it!! You can find our printables for all of these books and more here on our Read for a Reason webpage! Below you can see the 6 books I am planning on assigning this year.

The rest of the books on the list are books I think she will enjoy and most I have read. I will use the remaining books as more assigned books or suggestions throughout the year. I like to make a bigger list than we will need so I don’t run out of ideas! We do not own all of these so I have her choose and I put the book on hold at the library.

Click here to see these books on Amazon!

 

The Reading Notebook

I made a quick video to show you her reading notebook! See it here on YouTube! All printables you see are available to download here.

I forgot to show the back of her notebook, that’s where I keep the genre printable so it’s easy to refer to!

 

Downloads & How-To…

I have a few downloads you are welcome to use if you’d like. First, here is a PDF copy of the book choice page featuring the books I chose for her. If you want to create your own visual list, it is easy! I have a video tutorial here!

 

Booklist Video…

I have a Facebook Live video sharing about these visual booklists, and why we love them! You can watch that here!

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More Book Lists

Read for a Reason – Free Printables

When I first began homeschooling, I used booklists from curriculum providers and didn’t really venture outside of those lists. Over the past couple of years, I have found freedom in exploring books for my kids to read! I realized that many of the book lists I used did include newer books and some of those more recently written books have since become my very favorites!

Book Lists

​As I have created book lists for my own kids, I began sharing them. Each year I create a visual book list so my kids can choose from books I have pre-chosen for them. They don’t have to stick to these lists, but it gives them plenty of options that they know I think they will enjoy. We use the library a lot, so these visual lists help me plan as they choose books since we don’t own all of them! Last year I shared a video tutorial showing you how to make these for your kids!

Now that my kids are older, I do assign books to be read, and some books become read-alouds. Currently {summer 2020}, my daughter is entering 6th grade and my son is entering 9th grade {my oldest son is graduated}. My daughter loves to read but prefers fantasy so her assigned books tend to be more historical and realistic fiction. My son dislikes reading entirely so I try to be very careful with the books I assign so that they are books he will enjoy. I am close to finalizing their reading lists and will share those soon!

New Webpage!

For now, I want to share a brand new webpage filled with reading resources! I found that I felt disorganized when choosing my own books for my kids and honestly I often forgot which books {and why I chose them} as the school year progressed. I wanted a simple way to plan ahead but also have the freedom to add new books during the year. This led to a set of printables which became our reading notebooks! You can download everything I am about to share on our new Read for a Reason webpage here!

The Notebook

The notebook keeps me focused and prepared. It is simple and to the point.  You’ll be able to guess some of my daughter’s book assignments when you visit the webpage because I began with those books since I needed to get her notebook together first!

I used a 3-ring binder with a clear opening so I can slip the cover in the front. I also slipped the book genre reference page in the back so it’s always available.

Her reading record is in the front of the notebook, this is where she will keep a running list of books read this year.

 

I chose 6 books I want her to read this year, in addition to books she chooses on her own. I have read all of these and am fairly certain she will enjoy most of them. We will read a couple together and the others she will read independently. For each book, I created a simple information page and a bookmark.

 

The page is more of a reminder and a simple way to stay organized. I am very visual so having a page like this helps me a lot. It contains general info about the book as well as a grid to assign and mark off chapters. I also included either a quote from the book or a simple graphic and of course the book cover.

The bookmarks are a smaller version of this page and really helped my kids last year when we tested them near the end of the year.

 

After the page that is specific to each book, the general pages come! You’ll find a summary page, character list, vocabulary list, and favorite quotes list!

You can download all of these printables for free here! You’ll see book-specific printables for 9 different books so far, as well as a place for you to submit a book request {see red arrow below}!

I plan to add many more books and look forward to your suggestions! I truly hope this wepage helps you! See all of our Read for a Reason resources here!

Rainbow Books for Kids with Editable Library Checklist

Rainbow Books Editable Library Checklist

Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some fun RAINBOW books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  You can choose to print the visual book list, or the checklist – both are included in the PDF download!

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The visual list is a great one to print and involve your child! Have your child circle books he/she would like to get from the library, or print it and use it to record {using a sticker or dot paint} which books you have read together! If you’d like to make your own visual book list, there’s a video tutorial here!

DIY REading List Video Cover

Want to purchase some of these great rainbow books? See them all here on Amazon! 

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Rainbow books for Kids

A rainbow theme in spring is wonderful for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond!  Investigating rainbows is great for learning colors or diving deep into a weather unit!

More RAINBOW fun…

Looking for more Rainbow Theme Ideas for your classroom or homeschool?

Rainbow Printables and Ideas

Rainbow Toys

Download your free RAINBOW BOOK CHECKLIST here!

Rainbow Books Editable Book Checklist

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Looking for more book lists?

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Books & Printables – Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Books and Printables

During Black History Month I am sharing several posts highlighting different people and events along with book ideas and printables to help you bring Black History alive with your children. Although February is Black History Month, Black History is actually just HISTORY and can be taught at any time of the year! There is SO much to learn, one month a year would never be enough!

I originally was going to publish a post entitled “Black History Picture Books for Kids” and as I got deep into my research I realized that post would be WAY to long considering all I wanted to include! So, I decided to break it down into smaller posts.

Our next post features Rosa Parks books and printables.

Books

Click to see all of our featured Rosa Parks. books here on Amazon.

Click here to see a Google Doc with all of the books, featuring in BOLD the books that are written by Black authors.

Click here to download a printable to take with you to the library or to file away so you can remember the books. You can also use this printable as a way to record books your children read. I love visual reading lists!

Rosa Parks Books for Kids Library Checklist

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Printables

I like to let the books lead the teaching and let our discussions stem from the books we read. I don’t use many printables with my kids, we mostly spend our time reading and talking. I do, however, LOVE these free coloring pages from Classroom Doodles!

Rosa Parks Coloring

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Download this freebie from Read Like a Rockstar to learn more yourself and share with your kids.

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If you’d like to dig deeper, check out this unit study for younger kids, or this one for older kids:

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See other posts in this series:

Black History Do You Know Black History Timeline Printables

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and Printables